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“In reality, there are as many religions as there are individuals.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Valentine Primary School adopts the ‘Living Difference IV’ (2021) Agreed Syllabus for schools in Hampshire, IOW, Portsmouth and Southampton. Informed by educational research, it has been developed to its current iteration since 2004.

Throughout our lesson plans, and connected lesson visuals, pupils are presented with layered content that builds understanding over time. We know that pupils presented with disconnected information in lessons cannot build fluency or apply the knowledge and skills in meaningful contexts.

The RE curriculum at Valentine is a spiral curriculum, the spiral approach seeks to bring about a coherent and integrated approach to religious education that deepens and broadens over time. To support this approach, units of learning are taught as concepts through the cycle of enquiry.